1D/1N: Hike to Burdah Arch

Wadi Rum hike to Burdah Arch with a local bedouin

Discover the magnificent Burdah Arch on a thrilling full-day hike in Wadi Rum!

Experience an unforgettable full day hike and scramble to the iconic Jabal Burdah rock bridge in Wadi Rum. Guided by a local English-speaking bedouin, enjoy lunch amidst breathtaking landscapes. After hike to Burdah Arch, overnight at the Escape Camp with traditional cuisine and bedouin music.

If you would like to add a little more adventure to this tour, we offer bivouac overnight in the desert as well. Learn more about our “wild camping” bivouac option here.

ITINERARY: HIKE TO BURDAH ARCH

You will be met in Wadi Rum Village at 9:00am.  Your guide will then drive you by jeep directly to Jabal Burdah.  There he will park the vehicle at the base of the mountain.  You will take your backpack with water, sunscreen, camera and other necessary items.  Then the hike to Burdah arch begins! 

Your guide will be accompanying you to the top where the rock bridge is located. There is a short portion of the scramble to the arch where the guide will secure you with a rope in order to be safe on the ascent.  When you reach the top you will see the beautiful landscape and most of the mountains of Wadi Rum.  Once you have taken in the view from the top, you will be able to see a different side of the mountain and the vast mountainous landscape from a new vantage point as you descend.

At the end of the hike, you will return to the jeep and drive to a shady spot for a lunch break. Relax and enjoy some bedouin tea. After the break you will continue your jeep tour through the desert with some time also for canyon hiking.

After lunch

Following lunch, the guide will take you to Wadi Noughra canyon.  You will stop at the beginning and go with your guide to a nice viewing spot for photos of the landscape. After this you will hike Siq Al Noughra which is very narrow natural gorge.  The guide will drive the jeep to the end of the canyon to wait for you while you enjoy the beautiful hike through. 

Your guide can take you to still more canyons if you would like to do more hiking until sunset time approaches.  Then your guide will drive you to a special spot for viewing the sunset where you will enjoy bedouin tea made over an open fire.

EVENING

Then you will brought to our camp for the overnight stay. When you arrive,the team will show you your tent and then you will enjoy the evening of music and conversation with the bedouin.  We will have traditional Zarb dinner prepared in the bedouin way of cooking in the ground.  After dinner is time for storytelling and stargazing.

The next morning, enjoy an early buffet breakfast in the communal tent. Then we will bring you back to Rum Village.

If you would like to combine this program with a full day jeep tour, choose the 2 Day 1 Night Jeep tour and Jabal Burdah Hike program instead.

Check out our Youtube video about Wadi Rum Escape camp

Lunch after hike to Burdah arch
Tea after hike to Burdah arch
Evening after hike to Burdah arch

Pricing and Booking

Timing

• Plan to arrive by 9:00 am to start your tour. If coming from Aqaba or Petra this usually works well.
• In the summer when days are longer, the tour could begin at 10:00am if you have chosen the private tour option.
• Multi-day tours end around 4pm.
• We will send you a personalized booking confirmation with your timing specifics along with information on our meeting point at Rum Village Rest House. You will be met by the owner, Abdullh, so be sure not to go with others who may approach you.

Additional Info

• No deposit or payment is made online. Book now, pay later. Flexible cancellation.
• Please notify us if you will not be able to keep your reservation so that we can make it available to others.
• All prices are per person for shared tour and include all taxes.
• Surcharge for private tour option, 20 JOD per person, per day of touring.
• The Bivouac experience option costs an extra 20 JOD per person, per night.
• We recommend that children should not go on this difficult hike.
• Groups of 8+ persons may be specially discounted, so please feel free to contact us with your request.